Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A New Me Thus a New Blog

I am making a comeback, you guys! I have been in a huge creative rut so I had no inspiration to write anything. But I am ready to dig myself out of this ditch. I am going to post more. I am going to read more, first of all.

So call this an excuse because it probably is, but I am always busy reading for school. My English classes require a lot of outside reading so I am constantly focused on getting the reading done. But I promised myself to rediscover my passion for reading.

I think I am going to branch out past Young Adult novels and also focus on adult novels. I am trying to read more classics as well.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Did You Miss Me?

Hi guys,

This is awkward. I haven't posted in a while. And I am ashamed. I have been so busy with school especially since my English class requires a lot of book-reading. But I promise to be more active. I really want to get back into reading, but I also want to acknowledge adult books. But I promise to be back and to be proper.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Forbidden Topic.... Adult Novels

So I have a policy that labels a big no to adult novels because I am in love with the Young Adult genre and that is where my passion grows. But I do enjoy an occasion read from adult novels. So I decided to open up what adult novels I've enjoyed to help out those who are interested in branching out.

I have a list of adult novels that I highly recommend for those who also, venture between the line of adult novels and young adult. Trust me, I still love young adult, but I'm having a growing interest towards adult novels.

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
This is a beautiful book that portrays such vibrant and colorful characters. Allende truly captures the essence of magical realism and beautifully toys with literature elements. Her usage of foreshadowing is chilling and with such ingenious ways. Her novel is loaded with hidden literary meanings. Her characters are very three-dimensional and wonderfully portrays the thoughts and roles of women. I highly recommend this to many people who want to pick up a beautiful and ingenious novel.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns is such a powerful and heart-wrenching novel. This novel holds a strong hold on the reader and drags them into the novel. You become emotionally-attached to the novel and develop a bond with it. The characters are two strong, independent women and their journey will personally move you. This novel is the type of novel that makes you think twice and re-examine the world and social norms.

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
This is another powerful book that explores the characters and the time period. It takes place in China and develops such three-dimensional characters that allow easy attachment. It reveals classic human nature and makes the reader re-examine normal concepts that are easily accepted.

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

A biography of a wonderful woman, Malala who shows courage and strength where most people lack. She is so admirable and reading about her life story adds such depth and even more courage to her. This novel reveals more about her and causes you to admire her. Her story is so wonderful and deserves to be read by everyone.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Ms. Poehler is absolutely hilarious and carries so much wit that it makes reading her novel a joy. She's very funny and she carries it into the words, making the reader crack up numerous times as they read the novel. While her novel has humor, she gives valuable advise that everybody needs to know. This book is a must to those who need a pick-me-up because it can lift anyone's spirits.

Did you guys like that I posted a post on adult novels even though I have a big no-no on that concept originally? But I think I'm opening up to adult novels and if you guys have suggestions, please comment below because I'm always looking for a great one to read.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Hiatus, be gone!

I'm sorry by the lack of updates I've had, I promised to get back into posting very soon, beginning in the third week of November.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Red Queen Book Review

Red Queen (Red Queen #1)
By: Victoria Aveyard
Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Orion, 283 pages
Source: Bought it from B&N

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre ofthose she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?    

This review has been long overdue because I finished this book on the first week of June, but I never posted a review for it. So sorry for being so late on this, but better late than never, right? So I do enjoy a good cinderella-esque premise which this story definitely has. It reminds me of the Selection and the Grisha series; it is basically a mesh of both of those series.

Red Queen is about a society where the color of your blood determines your rank in the hierarchy. There is silver and red bloods and silver bloods have special abilities. Also, the silver blood are the ones in the nobility ranks. Everyone else is red-blooded and most of them are pretty much poor. A girl who is red-blooded apparently has a power she had no knowledge of and so to keep calm of the people, she married off to one of the princes. And she meets a rebel group which she gains an interest in.

The cover is kind of dark and suspenseful which I like. It makes it look like a very violent novel and that blood does play a role. When I look at it, I think of like the cost of blood to get the crown which is kind of off.

So the meaty part of the review, my thoughts of the novel was that I liked it. I thought it was interesting and it drew me closer. There were definitely a few big twists throughout the novel that really caught my attention. And I would say that I'm quite eager to read the second book. I think the concept of their society is really interesting and the types of abilities the silvers have are pretty fascinating. I think it is a well-paced book and the author did a good job at timing everything, but again they left us on a cliffhanger as always.

Onto the characters! I thought Mare is okay, she wasn't my favorite character because she made a lot of stupid mistakes. I think I have a favorite character in this book, I did like one character, but that character ended up being something entirely different so my favoritism went down the toilet with that character. Cal is another character is I guess, I do favor, but he has some serious flaws that won't make me die-hard love him. So the characters all have a decent amount of flaws so it's hard to find a character who absolutely favor.

I recommend this to anyone who likes the Grisha series because it is pretty similar premise. Also, anyone who likes dystopian or cinderella-esque stories. I think this is a general good-read and many people will enjoy it.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Back to School Reading

I'm back, peeps!

I apologize for the long hiatus I had. I was busy and I caught up summer reading which took a lot of my time. If you are curious to what my summer reading was it was How to Read Literature like a Professor by Thomas Foster and The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. I have to annotate one of the books and it has been a slow process. But I promise to get cracking on reading and posting more.

So my first post after that summer hiatus will be a back to school reading list. With school starting, it is a lot more easier to pick up books and some schools have reading programs that allow students a few minutes to read books. I am also, re-reading books at night before I fall asleep and my first pick has been Paper Towns. I did watch the film and I really enjoyed it. 

I'm going to stop the rambling and get cracking on this list.

The Fill-In Boyfriend

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
If anyone can write a sweet, romantic novel, it is Kasie West. She is one of the queens of teen romance novels. And this is one seems like no exception.

Lair of Dreams (Diviners Series #2)
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
I read the first novel and enjoyed it a lot. And I'm surprised to see that the second novel took a few years and finally released.

Never Always Sometimes
Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
This book seems pretty interesting and I'm quite intrigued by it. I might check it out.

Everything, Everything
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
This books has a really fascinating premise and I really want to read this.

We All Looked Up
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
I love the Breakfast Club and so this automatically appeals to me.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hiatus, be gone!

Sorry, you guys, I've been way out of this. But don't worry, I've got a bunch of posts lined up and I'm going to get posting them soon. I decided I'm going to post three times a day and my days will be on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday because I feel like that will work perfectly with my schedule. So expect a post either on this coming Thursday or Sunday because it is happening folks. There will a couple changes on my blog. I will be trying to extend my content, but don't worry, they will be all book related. And maybe, I'll start posting some videos. You know, won't hurt to try right?

So stay tune, you guys!